CAST is a technology corporation, with headquarters in France, near Paris, and New York City. CAST markets software quality and size (automated function points counting) measurement technology and expertise, and offers software, hosting and consulting services in support software analysis and measurement. The company was founded in 1990 in Paris, France, by Vincent Delaroche. CAST used code quality metrics in application development service-level agreements. CAST research and experts are often consulted in development quality and security by medias such as Los Angeles Times, BBC, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, and The Economist. CAST was founded in 1990 in Paris by Vincent Delaroche. In 1996 CAST shipped its first software product, an interactive development environment for building database SQL stored procedures. In 2001, the company introduced software quality measurement into its analysis products. The Application Intelligence Platform, its current flagship product, was first launched in 2004.